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The delightful tale of Beatrix Potter, who was born 151 years ago this month

The little girl, born 151 years ago in London in July of 1866, had her Scottish nanny, her long view of the city and the gathered bits and snatches of a life she created for herself: leaves and insects, plants and flowers, rabbits and mice — her beloved drawing pads and pencils — and, above all, her books.

July 30, 2017 | Susan McCloud Deseret News | Hot Topics

How social media and technology are changing the lives of the elderly

Livia Weinstein didn’t know what to expect when she created a Facebook account almost 10 years ago.

July 25, 2017 | Alicia Matsuura Deseret News | Hot Topics

4 tips to eating healthy while camping

With the summer months in full swing, a lot of families are headed to the mountains to go camping. Camping is a great way to connect with nature and bond with family, but it can also be challenging planning your meals to be nutritious.

July 13, 2017 | Laura Gelder | Hot Topics

Everything you need to know about the Great American Eclipse

Watch out — on Aug. 21, the heavens will align and the moon will darken the sun in what’s being called the Great American Eclipse. According to, total solar eclipses happen approximately every 18 months, but they vary widely in when they're visible from some point on Earth's surface — in fact, according to NASA, this is the first time that a total solar eclipse will be visible in the United States since 1991, and it won't happen again until 2024.

July 13, 2017 | Kaitlyn Bancroft Deseret News | Hot Topics

If you message this number, it responds with works of art

American museums log approximately 850 million visits every year, according to the American Alliance of Museums. As large as that number is, it doesn't include online visits, as many museums also offer digital exhibits that can be accessed via the internet. Now, people can view artwork through a text message.

July 13, 2017 | Bethany Hanks Web Team | Hot Topics

Documentary chronicles how a zombie apocalypse movie gave new life to veterans

In summer 2016, independent film “Range 15” premiered in over 550 theaters, drawing thousands of military veterans and an ISIS death threat to all military gatherings in movie theaters (which did nothing to stop crowds from turning out).

June 27, 2017 | Kaitlyn Bancroft Deseret News | Hot Topics

The Clean Cut: Country singer Scotty McCreery reflects on special moments in new release

Despite the song's title, fans don't need to wait even another second to hear country singer Scotty McCreery's studio version of "Five More Minutes."

June 23, 2017 | Kaitlyn Bancroft Deseret News | Hot Topics

How food labels help us make better food choices

Food packaging is high-value real estate as advertisers attempt to capture our attention in an ever-expanding landscape of communication channels within both digital and non-digital media.

June 21, 2017 | Suzanne Lewis | Hot Topics

Is your child's bookshelf inclusive?

It's a pretty typical question: What books have you read lately? But there’s another question that’s not quite as typical: In the last book you read, did the main character or author look like you?

June 20, 2017 | Sarah Allen Deseret News | Hot Topics

This 9-year-old girl performs cover of 'My Heart Will Go On,' absolutely crushes it

A 9-year-old contestant sunk the hearts of both the “America’s Got Talent” audience and judges.

June 20, 2017 | Herb Scribner Web Team | Hot Topics

Rapping for Jesus: Religious hip-hop isn't quite what you think

To the average person, the idea of Christian hip-hop registers somewhere between Crocs sandals and minivans on the scale of “super lame things for white people.”

June 15, 2017 | Justin Adams Deseret News | Hot Topics

The Clean Cut: The place where all the world's failures are celebrated

It's OK to fail.

June 15, 2017 | Brittany Binowski Web Team | Hot Topics

Introducing the best new diet: the anti-diet

Sit back and relax and close your eyes: Can you imagine a world where you get to eat what you want, where you can love what you eat? The world where you enjoy food and movement, a world where restriction is not the name of the game, and eating doesn't stress you out or make you feel like a good or bad person?

June 11, 2017 | Rebecca Clyde | Hot Topics

'Wonder Woman' powerful for young women — and young men

Wonder Woman is a traditionally feminist icon, teaching young women that they’re capable, courageous, and strong — but to lifelong Wonder Woman fan Jacki Zehner, the new “Wonder Woman” movie’s message is just as valuable to young men.

June 07, 2017 | Kaitlyn Bancroft Deseret News | Hot Topics

5 healthy foods to always keep in your kitchen

Meal planning is great, but it takes effort and time. Sometimes planning isn’t going to happen, and that’s just life.

June 03, 2017 | Rebecca Clyde | Hot Topics

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'Get the protection and then enjoy the eclipse': Separating myths from reality in eye safety

Here's some important advice you've probably heard before: During Monday's solar eclipse, do not fry your eyeballs.

August 16, 2017 | John Hollenhorst News Division | Hot Topics


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